Environment and Biotechnology Division

 

Functions of the Division

  • Undertake research and development in applied microbiology and environment for industrial and other applications
  • Undertake technology transfer of generated technologies
  • Provide technical assistance and support services to clients, (i.e., industry, academe) in relation to the division s field of expertise; and
  • Contribute in the planning and implementation of the Institute s programs/projects.

 

Functions of the Section

 

Industrial Fermentation Technology Section

  • Develop, isolate and/or screen and characterize microorganisms for industrial applications; and
  • Develop and improve technologies (physical, thermal, chemical) involving the utilization of microorganisms for the production of chemicals, alternative and/or renewable fuels, materials, food, feeds, additives, enzymes, biocides, solvents, etc. for local industries.

 

Microbial Treatment Section

  • Develop, isolate and/or screen and characterize microorganisms from indigenous sources for waste treatment and other environmental concerns;
  • Develop and improve technologies involving the utilization of microorganisms for waste treatment; and
  • Develop laboratory, bench and pilot scale applications of developed technologies for the biological treatment of industrial waste water.

 

Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Section

  • Promote the integration of cleaner production principles in R&D, manufacturing and in the various sectors of industry;
  • Provide CP related services;
  • Conduct and/or facilitate technology verification on environmental technologies; and
  • Develop CP and environmental technology verification (ETV) databases.

 

Waste Management Section

  • Develop and improve technologies involving the physical, chemical, and thermal processing of industrial wastes.
  • Conduct laboratory and bench scale applications of developed technologies for the non-biological treatment of industrial wastes.